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For Segmenting An Image

For Segmenting An Image patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

09/18/14 - 20140270525 - Forming regions characterized by labeled measurements
Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or apparatuses for processing, at a variety of scale levels, labeled measurements in sub-regions to form a region characterized by a set of labeled measurements is described....

06/12/14 - 20140161351 - Method and apparatus for automatically summarizing video
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that automatically produces a summary of a video. During operation, the system partitions the video into scenes and then determines similarities between the scenes. Next, the system selects representative scenes from the video based on the determined similarities, and combines the...

05/15/14 - 20140133752 - Display apparatus and method for image output thereof
A display apparatus and an image output method thereof are provided. The image output method includes dividing a received image into a plurality of sub-images, correcting quality of each of the sub-images based on a contrast ratio calculated for the received image, and outputting the image by combining the corrected...

05/08/14 - 20140126818 - Method of occlusion-based background motion estimation
A technique for estimating background motion in monocular video sequences is described herein. The technique is based on occlusion information contained in video sequences. Two algorithms are described for estimating background motion: one fits well for general cases, and the other fits well for a case when available memory is...

03/13/14 - 20140072219 - Document image binarization and segmentation using image phase congruency
A method is described for binarizing a gray scale document image, in particular, a document image containing both text and non-text contents. Phase congruency maps are calculated from the gray scale image, and used to segment the text and non-text areas of the gray scale image. The phase congruency maps...

01/23/14 - 20140023270 - Parameter selection and coarse localization of interest regions for mser processing
An attribute is computed based on pixel intensities in an image of the real world, and thereafter used to identify at least one input for processing the image to identify at least a first maximally stable extremal region (MSER) therein. The at least one input is one of (A) a...

01/23/14 - 20140023271 - Identifying a maximally stable extremal region (mser) in an image by skipping comparison of pixels in the region
A difference in intensities of a pair of pixels in an image is repeatedly compared to a threshold, with the pair of pixels being separated by at least one pixel (“skipped pixel”). When the threshold is found to be exceeded, a selected position of a selected pixel in the pair,...

12/05/13 - 20130322754 - Apparatus and method for extracting target, and recording medium storing program for performing the method
A target extracting apparatus and method for extracting a target through probability modeling of pixel brightness values in an image, and a recording medium storing a program for performing the method, are disclosed. The method includes extracting a background image from an input image, modeling brightness values of the input...

10/17/13 - 20130272607 - System and method for processing image for identifying alphanumeric characters present in a series
A system and a method for identification of alphanumeric characters present in a series in an image are disclosed. The system and method captures the image and further processes it for binarization by computing a pattern of the image. The generated binarized images are then filtered for removing unwanted components....

10/10/13 - 20130266222 - Image synthesis apparatus, image synthesis method and image synthesis program
An image synthesis apparatus acquires one or plural images including one or plural pictures of one person or plural people as an object, determines an aspect of the one or plural pictures, extracts a part of the one or plural pictures in accordance with the aspect of the one or...

10/03/13 - 20130259373 - Image processing device capable of determining types of images accurately
An image processing device performs: acquiring image data representing an image, the image data including a plurality of sets of pixel data each having a multiple-level gradation value, each gradation value falling within a predetermined range between and inclusive of a minimum gradation value and a maximum gradation value, a...

09/19/13 - 20130243322 - Image processing method
An image processing method of separating an input image into a foreground image and a background image, the method including determining a pixel of the input image as a pixel of the foreground image if a foreground probability value of the pixel of the foreground image determined by using the...

09/12/13 - 20130236098 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program
An image processing device has an image input part to which a frame image of an imaging area taken with an infrared camera is input, a background model storage part in which a background model is stored with respect to each pixel of the frame image input to the image...

09/12/13 - 20130236099 - Apparatus and method for extracting foreground layer in image sequence
Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for extracting a foreground layer from an image sequence that extract a foreground object layer area in which a depth value is discontinuous with that of a background from an input image sequence. By using the present disclosure, the layer area is automatically...

08/29/13 - 20130223740 - Salient object segmentation
Techniques for identifying a salient object with respect to its context are described. A process receives an input image that includes a salient object. The process segments the input image into multiple regions and calculates a saliency value for each of the segmented regions based on scale image levels. The...

08/01/13 - 20130195359 - Image processing device, image processing method, program, and integrated circuit
Segments included in an image I are each classified as one of object (i.e., person) segments OS1 and OS2 and foreground segments FS1 and FS2. With respect to each of the foreground segments FS1 and FS2, an importance degree is calculated based on a composition of the image I and...

07/04/13 - 20130170749 - Method and apparatus for document image indexing and retrieval using multi-level document image structure and local features
An image based document index and retrieval method is described. During document indexing, each source document is analyzed to generate index information at document, page, region and unit levels. Region and unit level index information is generated by segmenting each text region into units, constructing unit length or unit density...

10/25/12 - 20120269432 - Image retrieval using spatial bag-of-features
Local features of retrieved images are identified and for each image, an ordered bag-of-features is created that describes the features of the image. Spatial relationships between features of an image are captured in histogram descriptors created from linear or circular projections. Using the histogram descriptors, ordered bags-of-features describing the features...

10/11/12 - 20120257829 - Representing signals for classification
The subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a method that includes partitioning a received signal into a sequence of two or more segments. For a given segment in the sequence, the method includes calculating a set of frequency domain coefficients corresponding to the given segment, and...

10/04/12 - 20120250998 - Image processing apparatus and method, and program
An image processing apparatus, which calculates weight values based on difference values between the pixel values of pixel positions in an image data and the pixel values of pixels of a peripheral region, calculates expectation values of the pixel values of the peripheral region on the basis of weight values...

08/02/12 - 20120195504 - Computing device and method for isolating and cutting out figures in design patent document
A method for isolating and cutting out figures in a design patent document divides each page of a figure section of the design patent document into a multiplicity of areas according to histograms, which are created based on information of black pixels and white pixels in a black-and-white image of...

06/21/12 - 20120155764 - Image processing device, image processing method and program
An image processing device includes an obtaining unit obtaining image data of images; a dividing unit dividing the obtained image into N blocks; a designation unit sequentially designating the M blocks among the N blocks as the blocks to be updated; a histogram generation unit generating histograms of the obtained...

06/14/12 - 20120148156 - Enhanced contrast for scatter compensation in x-ray imaging
A method for rendering a radiographic image of a subject. Image data is obtained from an image detector and a look-up table is generated for image data processing, wherein the look-up table is generated at least according to information about an image type, an image detector type, and a kVp...

06/07/12 - 20120141029 - Apparatus and method creating ghost-free high dynamic range image using filtering
An apparatus and method creating a ghost-free High Dynamic Range Image (HDRI) based on filtering are provided. It is possible to effectively prevent a ghost phenomenon from occurring when a single HDRI is created from a plurality of LDRIs, by defining a ghost area using a probability based on a...

05/17/12 - 20120121180 - Method and system for dot-matrix font data compression and decompression
A method and system are provided for compressing and/or decompressing a set of dot-matrix font characters. According to a compression method, each dot-matrix font character is divided into a horizontal image including horizontal (stroke) image pattern(s), a vertical image including vertical (stroke) image pattern(s), and a residual image including residual...

04/19/12 - 20120093408 - Ordinal and spatial local feature vector based image representation
A local image patch identified in an image is divided into respective sub-patches of respective image forming elements. For each of the respective image forming elements in the local image patch, a respective ordinal rank of the image forming element is determined, and respective contributions of the image forming element...

02/23/12 - 20120045127 - Portable backscatter advanced imaging technology scanner with automated target recognition
A portable backscatter advanced imaging technology scanner with automated threat or target recognition including: a floor assembly having a cantilever drive assembly for rotating the floor assembly, the floor assembly being able to be partitioned into multiple parts for reassembly; at least one x-ray tube oriented towards selected sides of...

02/02/12 - 20120027296 - Apparatus and method for extracting target, and recording media storing program performing the method
Provided are an apparatus and a method for extracting a target related to an algorithm separating the target and a background by using statistical characteristics of the target and the background among target extracting methods required in a weight value center tracking method, and recording media storing a program performing...

09/22/11 - 20110229032 - Detecting and labeling places using runtime change-point detection
A system and method are disclosed for detecting and labeling places recognized in a video stream using change-points detection. The system includes a segmentation module and a label learning module. The segmentation module is configured to receive a video stream comprising multiple digital representations of images. The video stream is...

09/22/11 - 20110229033 - Image processing method, and program
An image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes a run-length encoding unit for performing run-length encoding processing on input data and outputting a data value of each element constituting the data and a frequency of the element having the data value, a pixel frequency information extraction unit for...

08/11/11 - 20110194768 - Systems and methods to detect models and accounts with anomalous revenue from color impressions
Methods and systems for identifying device models or accounts exhibiting outlying behavior are disclosed. For a method of identifying a device model exhibiting outlying behavior, a processor may receive a color impression count, a monochrome impression count and either a device model for each of a plurality of devices. A...

08/11/11 - 20110194769 - Image processing method and apparatus
An image processing method includes segmenting a series of obtained images, calculating a central point of each segment, and obtaining a target object based on movement variance of the central points of segments in the series of images....

01/20/11 - 20110013836 - Multiple-object tracking and team identification for game strategy analysis
A method for automatically tracking multiple objects from a sequence of video images that may extract raw data about participating elements in a sporting, or other event, in a way that does not interfere with the actual participating elements in the event. The raw data may include the position and...

12/30/10 - 20100329557 - Automatic exposure estimation for hdr images based on image statistics
A method of segmenting regions of an image wherein a number of partitions are determined based on a range of an image histogram in a logarithmic luminance domain. Regions are defined by the partitions. A mean value of each region is calculated by K-means clustering wherein the clustering is initialized,...

12/30/10 - 20100329558 - Digital image exposure correction
Techniques are disclosed for correcting the exposure of a digital image. An exposure predictor may be generated based on a set of images for which ground truth data are known. After identifying an optimal set of features, the exposure of the digital image may be corrected by extracting values of...

12/09/10 - 20100310169 - Embedded graphics coding for images with sparse histograms
Processes for compressing images with sparse histograms are disclosed. The image is divided into blocks, and a bit budget is assigned for each block. The pixels of a block are converted and coded bit-plane by bit-plane, starting from the Most Significant Bit (MSB) and going towards the Least Significant Bit...

11/18/10 - 20100290702 - Image processing device and image correction device
An image processing device includes a dividing unit which divides a brightness histogram of an input image into a plurality of value regions according to gradation, a ratio computing unit which computes the number of pixels of each value region divided by the dividing unit and the number of pixels...

06/24/10 - 20100158372 - Apparatus and method for separating foreground and background
Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for separating a foreground and a background. The apparatus includes a background model creation unit for creating a code book including a plurality of code words in order to separate the foreground and the background, and a foreground/background separation unit for separating the...

05/27/10 - 20100128982 - Method for determining elastic-wave attenuation of rock formations using computer tomograpic images thereof
A method for estimating at least one elastic-wave-related property of a porous material from a sample thereof includes making a three dimensional tomographic image of the sample of the material. The image is segmented into pixels each representing pore space or rock grain. Bulk modulus and shear modulus of the...

04/08/10 - 20100086207 - Content aware image resizing for text and contone images
A method, computer readable medium, and computing device for resizing images. A digital image arranged in a rectangular array of pixels is received for resizing in either a horizontal direction or a vertical direction. An energy value is computed for each of the pixels, and pixels are connected to form...

04/01/10 - 20100080460 - Method for automatic detection of data in in-vivo images
A method for detecting, in single time-point, in-vivo imaging data related to artifacts in the imaging of objects, includes acquiring at least one in-vivo image with imaging apparatus. A background image corresponds to imaged air of the in-vivo image. The background image is obtained in two steps. A first step...

02/04/10 - 20100027887 - Image processing system and image processing method
A histogram preparer reads image data scanned from an original sheet by the line, preparing a histogram of pixel numbers of respective background densities of a read line, a background density estimator estimates a background density of the read line as a density at a local maximal value in view...

11/26/09 - 20090290793 - Signal search in three dimensional bitmaps
A method for automated searching of signal characteristics represented in a bitmap of an RF test and measurement device is provided. The bitmap is populated via sampling of a time-varying signal, where a first signal characteristic is reflected by an X-axis of the bitmap, a second signal characteristic is reflected...

10/01/09 - 20090245635 - System and method for spam detection in image data
A method of detecting and processing messages that include SPAM images by comparing a concentration of grayscale frequencies in a subject image to known concentration of grayscale frequencies in other SPAM messages. The image may be further evaluated for classification as SPAM by evaluating a measure of randomness of pixels...

09/24/09 - 20090238457 - Methods and systems for automated segmentation of dense cell populations
Systems and methods for segmenting images comprising cells, wherein the images comprise a plurality of pixels; one or more three dimensional (3D) clusters of cells are identified in the images; and the 3D clusters of cells are automatically segmented into individual cells using one or more models....

07/16/09 - 20090180691 - Image processing method and apparatus
In a preferred embodiment, an image-combining apparatus 212 includes a photographing unit 201, a composition unit 202, an input unit 204, a creation unit 206, an adjustment end instruction unit 208, and a display 211. An image of an object is photographed at S1010; a previously determined information-provision graphic is...

06/25/09 - 20090161952 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method
The image processing apparatus is provided with a scanner unit that reads a document and generates image data; an edge vicinity pixel detection unit that detects pixels in the vicinity of the edge of the document based on luminance values of the image data generated by the scanner unit; a...

05/21/09 - 20090129670 - Identifying steganographic data in an image
Disclosed are embodiments of systems and methods for embedding and/or extracting data from images. In embodiments, an image may be segmented into regions, and characters or other image groups within a segmented region may be determined to be embedding sites. A data vector may be embedded into a set of...